NIFT 2023 Application Form (Dec): Start Date, Step-wise Registration Process, Eligibility Criteria, Fees, Documents

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam 2023 ( NIFT Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Sep 20, 2022 23:12 IST

NIFT application form 2023 - National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the application form for NIFT 2023 in online mode tentatively in the 1st week of December 2022. The direct link to fill out the form will be provided on this page once the application is LIVE.

The NIFT 2023 application form is common for the B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, M.F.M, and B.F.Tech programs.

The eligibility criteria, instructions for filling out the form, seat matrix, reservation criteria, and other key details will be mentioned on the NIFT 2023 Admission Prospectus 2023; it will be released alongside the application form. 

The application fee for NIFT 2023 is INR 3,000 (SC, ST, and PwD candidates need to pay only INR 1500).

As part of the application process, the candidate has to get registered and create an applicant account, fill in personal, academic, and contact details, upload documents, and pay the exam fee. 

The NIFT 2023 entrance exam will be conducted around the 1st week of February 2023. In the last edition, the exam was conducted in online, remote-proctored mode. But given the pandemic has subsided, the exam this session will most likely be conducted in center-based mode.

NIFT application form 2023 - Important Dates

Application Schedule for UG/PG programs

Tentative Dates

Start of online NIFT 2023 application form

1st week of December 2022

Last date to submit applications

3rd week of January 2023

Deadline to submit applications with late fees of Rs. 5000

4th week of January 2023

Issue of admit cards

Last week of January 2023

NIFT 2023 exam date

1st week of February 2023

Application Schedule for NLEA Category

Events 

Tentative Dates

Start of online registration 

1st week of December 2022

Last date of online registration

3rd week of January 2023

Last date of online registration with late fees of Rs. 5000 and window to edit /update the application form

4th week of January 2023

Application Schedule for Artisan/ Children of Artisan Category

Events 

Tentative Dates

Start of online registration 

1st week of December 2022

Last date of online registration

3rd week of March 2023

How to Fill NIFT Entrance Exam Application Form 2023

The direct link to fill out the application form for NIFT 2023 will be provided on this page once the application form OPENS.

To fill out the form, you need to follow the steps given below. 

Step 1: Create a Login ID

Click on the application tab. A registration form will open. 

Entering the following details:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email ID
  • Select Program Type and Programme
  • Select Category and PwD status 

Refer to the image below for clarity.

NIFT login details 2021


Once the details are submitted, an acknowledgment will be sent to the registered email address. Note that details provided at the time of creating the login ID cannot be modified later. Thus fill in the information carefully.

NIFT login successful

Note: The email id and mobile number shared by the candidate at the time of registration will be used for future correspondence related to the online application, admit card, etc (till the admission process is over). 

Step 2: Fill in the Application Form

The candidate will next have to log in to the newly created account and fill in the following details:

  • Test center - The candidate will have to select the test center (city) from the drop-down menu.
  • Personal information - including the name of one's parents, gender, nationality, domicile, etc.
  • Address for correspondence.
  • Academic Qualification

Step 3: Upload documents

The candidate has to next upload their signature and photograph as per the prescribed format (refer to the table below).

Document Description
Photograph
  • Upload a recent scanned passport size color photograph
  • File size - File size should be no more than 200KB.
  • Format - jpeg   
Signature
  • The scanned signature should be in Blue/Black ink on white background.
  • File size - File size should be no more than 100KB.
  • Format - jpeg   

Step 4: Pay the application fee

This is the final step in the NIFT 2023 application process. 

The application fee has to be paid online using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Netbanking. The category-wise application fee for NIFT 2023 is given below.

Category

NIFT 2023 Application Fee (non-refundable)

General/OBC (Non-Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category

INR 3,000

SC/ ST/ PwD Category

INR 1,500

Track status of the NIFT 2023 application process

The candidate will also be able to track the stage/status of the NIFT application process.

Refer to the image given below for clarity. 

NIFT 2021 application form completion

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NIFT Entrance Exam Application Correction Window

Candidates are informed that NIFT provides a window for updating/ editing the application form, which may open in the first week of January 2023.

As part of the application correction process, the candidate is allowed to edit as well as rectify details provided by them in their NIFT 2022 application form.

Candidates are only allowed to make changes to the NIFT application form before paying their application fee. No changes or modifications can be done once the application fee has been paid

How to make corrections in NIFT Application Form?

Step 1: Visit the official website of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Step 2:  Click on the 'Admissions' tab

Step 3: Navigate to ‘Log In Edit Application/ Registration Details’ tab

Step 4: Enter login details- Application Form Number, Email ID and Date of Birth

Step 5: Make changes in personal details

Step 6: Click on ‘Save’ button

List of Details that Can be Changed in NIFT Application Correction Window 

Candidates are informed that they can make the below-mentioned changes in their NIFT application form in the correction window:

Name Mother's Name Father's Name
Date of Birth Gender Nationality
State Domicile Category Present Address
Mobile Number Qualification Update Photograph/ Signature
Make Application Fee Payment

Candidates are not allowed to change their test city as part of the application correction window. Aspirants are only allowed to make rectifications with respect to the information provided by them in their application form for the NIFT exam.

Authorities state that if any NIFT application form is found to be incomplete or incorrect after the correction window ended then the NIFT application fee paid by such candidates would not be refunded. Also, the candidature of candidates who provide incorrect information in their application form for the NIFT exam would be canceled. 

How to Register for NIFT Interviews 2023

How to register for NIFT interview 2021

Candidates can register themselves for NIFT online interview 2022 by following the below steps:

  • Visit the official website - https://nift.ac.in/
  • Click on the registration link
  • Enter email ID, date of birth and roll number
  • Click on Submit
  • Follow the prescribed steps for registration
  • Choose a date for online interview from the given options

NIFT 2023 - Institute-wise seat intake for UG and PG programs

NIFT 2022 Participating Institute

Seat Intake


[SC, ST, OBC(NCL), GEN-EWS, PwD (Open, SC, ST, OBC (NCL)]

B.Des + B.F.Tech

Masters

Total Seat Intake

NIFT Bengaluru

228

110

338

NIFT Bhopal

136

34

170

NIFT Chennai

266

72

338

NIFT Gandhinagar

190

110

300

NIFT Hyderabad

228

38

266

NIFT Kannur

170

68

238

NIFT Kolkata

266

38

304

NIFT Mumbai

228

76

304

NIFT New Delhi

266

110

376

NIFT Patna

170

34

204

NIFT Panchkula

136

68

204

NIFT Raebareli

190

38

228

NIFT Shillong

136

34

170

NIFT Kangra

170

34

204

NIFT Jodhpur

170

34

204

NIFT Bhubaneswar

170

34

204

NIFT Srinagar

102

34

136

Total

3222


  • B.Des - 2714 seats
  • B.F.Tech - 508 seats

966

4,188

Note: In addition, there are 377 state-domicile, and 458 NRI/OCI/Foreign seats.

FAQs on NIFT Application Form

Q. When will NIFT application form 2023 be released?

A. The NIFT 2023 application form will open around the 1st week of December 2022. The application link will be updated on page once the application form is live.  The National Institute of Fashion Technonlogy (NIFT) will open the application form for admitting candidates to the B.Des. B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, M.Des, and M.F.M courses.

Q. What documents should I keep handy while uploading NIFT 2023 application form?

A. While filling the application form for NIFT admissions, candidates need to ensure that they have the below-mentioned documents:
  • Scanned photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Caste / Tribe/ Class certificate
  • Academic certificates
  • Disability certificate (for PwD candidates)

Q. Can I fill NIFT 2023 application form offline?

A. No, the NIFT 2023 application form cannot be filled in offline mode. To fill the form, the candidate will have to go to the admission portal, get registered, fill in the form, and submit it online.

Q. What is the application fee for NIFT 2023? Also, what are the various payment modes available?

A. Candidates can pay NIFT application fee online using payment gateways like net banking, credit card, or ATM-cum-Debit card. There is no option to pay the NIFT 2023 application form offline.  The category-wise NIFT 2023 exam fee is given below:
  • General/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates: Rs 3,000
  • SC/ ST/ PHP candidates: Rs 1,500

Q. Where will NIFT entrance exam 2023 be conducted?

A. NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 is expected to be held across 32 test cities in India. The exact details regarding the same are yet to be out.   The NIFT 2023 entrance exam is a two-tier process.
  1. The candidate first appears in a written test (s) - GAT and CAT (only for B.Des and M.Des courses)
  2. In the next round, shortlisted candidates appear in the Situation Test (B.Des)/ Personal Interview and Group Discussion (GDPI)
The final merit list will be prepared by considering the performance of the candidate in each component.

Q. What is the step-wise process to fill the NIFT 2023 application form?

A. To fill out the NIFT 2023 application form, the candidate needs to follow these steps:
  1. Create a log-in account
  2. Next log-in to the account and select an exam centre, and fill in academic, contact, and personal details.
  3. Upload documents, including phpotograh and signature in the prescribed format.
  4. Pay the application fee.

Q. Is it necessary to have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Maths in Class 12 to be eligible for NIFT exam?

A. Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Maths at Class 12 level if they want to secure admission in BFTech and MFTech courses. However, for BDes and MDes course admissions, candidates do not need to fulfill this eligibility criterion.

Q. How many courses can be selected in NIFT Entrance Exam application form 2022?

A. Candidates can select only one course while filling their application form for NIFT admissions 2022.

Q. Is it mandatory to take a printout of NIFT application form 2023?

A. The candidate is recommended to take a printout of the submitted NIFT 2023 application form for future reference.

Q. Is it possible to change the test centre after submitting the application form?

A. No, candidates cannot make any changes to the test cities/ centres selected by them after submitting their NIFT application forms for admissions 2023.

Q. When will NIFT registration 2023 for situation test begin?

A. NIFT registration 2023 for situation test will begin after declaration of NIFT 2023 results for the written exam.

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    Infrastructure

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